A non-profit research center dedicated to strengthening children, families, and communities.

The Oregon Social Learning Center is a non-profit, collaborative, multidisciplinary research center dedicated to increasing the scientific understanding of social and psychological processes related to healthy development and family functioning. We apply that understanding to the design and evaluation of interventions that strengthen children, adolescents, families, and communities.

Helpful Resources

We’re pleased to provide a number of useful resources for parents, clinicians, and teachers, including a searchable database of publications by OSLC scientists.

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KITS Year 1 Outcomes
  • For the child readiness groups, 83% attended at least half of the classes; 42%
    attended three-fourths of the sessions
  • For the parent groups, 47% attended at least half but only 22% attended threefourths
    of the sessions
  • Summer attendance was better: Average attendance for children in the summer was
    80%; this fell to 38% during the fall
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Scientist Spotlights

Ashli J. Sheidow, Ph.D.

Dr. Sheidow researches treatments for mental health and substance abuse problems in adolescents and emerging adults, particularly those who have co-occurring problems. She’s also focused on effective dissemination of evidence-based practices, in particular training practices for community-based counselors.

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